Newcastle are in talks with Chelsea over a loan deal for winger Christian Atsu, sources close to the player have told ESPN FC.
Atsu, 24, joined Chelsea from Porto in 2013 but has spent the last three seasons out on loan after seeing his first-team chances limited at Stamford Bridge.
Talks are at an advanced stage between both clubs and the loan deal will be with a view to a permanent deal if Newcastle win promotion back to the Premier League this season, sources said.
The Ghana international endured...
Antonio Conte could hand Michy Batshuayi his first start Premier League start against Burnley on Saturday after the striker impressed with two goals in his first three appearances for the club.
Batshuayi, 22, featured as a substitute against West Ham and Watford -- where he scored off the bench -- and the former Marseille forward grabbed a brace midweek in the Blues' 3-2 win over Bristol Rovers in the League Cup.
Speaking ahead of Chelsea's match against Burnley, Conte said it would not be "difficult"...
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane admits James Rodriguez's lack of playing time is "a problem" but maintains that he is trying to make all of his players feel important.
Colombia international Rodriguez, who made only 21 starts for the club in all competitions last season, came on as a substitute and played just 13 minutes in Real's 3-0 triumph at Real Sociedad in their La Liga opener last Sunday.
Speaking ahead of Saturday's league game against Celta Vigo, his team's first official fixture at the...